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Academy Hostel

Via Ricasoli 9, 50122 Florence, Italy
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Ranked #14 of 202 Specialty lodging in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Academy Hostel is the place to stay in Florence. The rooms are spotless, and it's nice to not stay in bunks for once. Breakfast is wonderful and included. The staff is friendly and exceptionally helpful. And being a block away from the Duomo is unbeatable. My friends and I had an incredible experience here! The only thing I might add... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were very happy with Academy. Very laid back environment, very helpful staff, a nice snack area and a quiet patio. Great location near the Duomo and only a 10 minute walk from the train station. Great value - I would stay here again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Everything about this hostel was great. The staff was extremely helpful, funny, and cheerful. The place is really relaxed and makes you feel at home. Location could not be better. Two minute walk down the street to the duomo so you're very centrally located. The rooms are clean and you get a locker to put your things in.

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An absolutely fantastic experience. Stayed there for 8 nights, and was more than comfortable. It is in the best location (30 secons from the Duomo, 15 minute walk to the train station - with 3 pieces of luggage!), breakfast was decent, the wifi was unfailing and the staff were super friendly and helpful (and funny too!). The snacks and wine... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location of this hostel is great. So close to the Duomo, you can pretty much walk anywhere in Florence from here. The rooms where clean and spacious and the bathrooms where great too. The staff where great, and they offer free wine and nibbles every night for happy hour. A great place to meet people. I would definitely recommend... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location of this place right near the Duomo, plus the friendly staff & it's cleanliness make this hostel unbeatable. They offer a nightly happy hour with wine & a snack (pasta salad, pizza, fresh mozz & tomato) on the terrace, which is a great way to meet other travelers. The kitchen was used by a bunch of people, including... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It took us a while to find the hostel but it is actually just right next to the alley of the Duomo church! The receptionist was very friendly and helpful upon checked in as well as giving us directions. I love the ambiance of the hostel that we could actually spend our time at the terrace looking at the sky... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is a great hostel, right next to the Duomo, in the heart of Florence. Everything is within walking distance. The hostel is very clean and secure and has a great atmosphere, with an outside terrace to meet people from all over the world. I would definitely stay here again.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I stayed at the Academy Hostel for 3 nights, I was amazed as soon as I walked in, I got to the Hostel early, you are allowed to store your bags until check in at 2.30 pm and the staff are great and helpful! I met some really nice people during my stay there and I wish I could have... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

My friend and I were backpacking and we got off the train in Florence late in the evening. We had a little trouble finding this hostel due to signage but once we did they welcomed us in without a booking. It was in a terrific location - close to everything. The rooms were reasonably priced and clean too. There were... More

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Address: Via Ricasoli 9, 50122 Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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This discreet, smart new hostel is at the most central location in Florence, beside the Duomo on the start of the street that leads to the Museum dell'Accademia (Academy Gallery where Michelangelo's David is housed). The hostel is an early 17th Century Palace, a gem of sober architecture and refined atmosphere.Academy Hostel Florence are the ideal venue for a vacation in Florence. The rooms feature elegant and welcoming interiors, wenge essential-design furniture, and the best amenities offered by Hostel Florence Academy. he entrance lounge room of Hostel are a combination of elegance and style where art and design contribute to the guests tailor-made experience of good taste. ... more   less 
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